July 2, 2017, Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

It appears that summer has finally arrived in the Flathead Valley! And with that comes warmer temperatures, sunny days, and visitors. It is a season of patience with increased traffic, longer lines, and waiting. It is easy to forget that the beauty we appreciate belongs to everybody, not just those...

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June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Homily

A martyr is one who gives his life for Christ and his Church. In every age the Church has brought forth many martyrs – men, women, and children – who surrendered their lives rather than deny the Master. These Christians chose to accept being thrown to the lions, crucified, beheaded,...

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June 18, 2017 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Homily

The miracle, that God gave his people manna from heaven to eat is wonderful indeed but is it any more wonderful than that he gave them oxygen to breathe or sunlight to walk in? We tend to classify the gifts of God according to how often he gives them to...

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June 11, 2017 Trinity Homily

The Blessed Trinity is the central mystery and doctrine of the Christian Faith. In fact, it is more than a doctrine, which simply means teaching or belief; it is a dogma, a truth revealed by God, which must be believed by the faithful if they are to consider themselves Christian...

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June 4, 2017-Pentecost Homily

The Book of Acts describes the events of Pentecost and proclaims the birth of the Church and the mission of the apostles. The second reading, from Saint Paul’s letter, reminds us that our Christian life is centered around the Lord, who sent the Holy Spirit to guide the life of...

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May 28, 2017-Ascension of the Lord Homily

Final moments with Jesus, Ascension, departure, a new presence, at the Father’s right hand, glorified. This Sunday we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven. In the Creed we confess our faith in Christ who “ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father”. But...

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May 21, 2017- Sixth Sunday of Easter Homily

    Jesus is saying goodbye to his disciples in today’s Gospel. He sees them sad and upset, because soon they won’t have him with them – and who can fill that void? Until now he has been the one who took care of them, defended them from the Scribes...

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Homily for the Feast of Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy Sunday Homily. Today I want to introduce you to the Feast of Divine Mercy, and will try to give you a little introduction what the whole message on Divine Mercy is about. Private revelations and apparitions which have been authenticated by the Church have added greatly to the...

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Easter Sunday Homily

The first paragraph of John’s Gospel account (20:1-9) reads a little like a police report about the discovery of a stolen body; it is concise, clear, and dispassionate. The second paragraph is curious too. It has a distinctly ‘forensic’ tone, almost like a detective entering the undisturbed crime scene and...

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Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord

Today’s feast of the Epiphany celebrates more than the visit of the Magi; it is the manifestation of God to all.  To know and to encounter Jesus Christ is to know God personally.  In the encounter of the wise men with Jesus we see the plan of God to give...

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